Tag: astronomy

Astronomy Now's guide to solar observing 6 - Image processing basics.m4v

Astronomy Now’s guide to solar observing 6 – Image processing basics.m4v

So, you’ve snapped hundreds of shots of the Sun, now what? Nick Howes explains how to stack your images using two of the most widely used software packages, Registax and AviStack. REMEMBER! NEVER EVER look directly at the Sun, with your naked eye or through a telescope, as this will cause immediate and permanent blindness! […]

September 25, 2012 | 27 Comments More
Astronomy & Telescopes : How to Use a Telescope With Setting Circles

Astronomy & Telescopes : How to Use a Telescope With Setting Circles

Setting circles are used to tell where the telescope is pointed in the sky. Use setting circles by reading ascension and declination with help from an astrophotographer in this free video on astronomy and telescopes. Expert: Billy Teets Contact: www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/ Bio: Billy Teets is a third-year graduate student in physics, with an emphasis on astronomy, […]

August 30, 2012 | 16 Comments More
How to Buy a Telescope : Binoculars for Astronomy

How to Buy a Telescope : Binoculars for Astronomy

Binoculars are a great way to learn to navigate the night sky. Learn why binoculars are an essential astronomy tool in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. […]

July 5, 2012 | 19 Comments More
How to Buy a Telescope : Binoculars for Astronomy

How to Buy a Telescope : Binoculars for Astronomy

Binoculars are a great way to learn to navigate the night sky. Learn why binoculars are an essential astronomy tool in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. […]

July 5, 2012 | 22 Comments More
Observatory - Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Telescope - Public Astronomy Program [Credit: AZ Public Media]

Observatory – Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Telescope – Public Astronomy Program [Credit: AZ Public Media]

“Get a breathtaking view of the night sky as part of a new public astronomy program at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter called Skynights. Rub elbows with leading University of Arizona scientists as they guide you through the cosmos and give you skills you need to explore the universe on your own.” Credit: AZ Public Media […]

June 21, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Great Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Great Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Learn the basics! Telescope review: sortofinteresting.com binoculars review: sortofinteresting.com Video Rating: 4 / 5 [wholesale.ankaka.com Multi-function 8 in 1 Portable LED Card Description: Multi-function 8 in 1 LED Card contains eight functions: Telescope, Laser Pointer, Compass, 3 times Magnifier, Ballpoint Pen, LED flashlight, PDA Handwritten Pen and UV Light to detect counterfeit money/bills. With its […]

June 6, 2012 | 22 Comments More
Amateur Astronomy for Beginners: Buying a Telescope

Amateur Astronomy for Beginners: Buying a Telescope

A little advice on purchasing that first telescope. Video Rating: 4 / 5

May 29, 2012 | 16 Comments More
Getting started with your new astronomy telescope

Getting started with your new astronomy telescope

Presented by Robert J Dalby. Produced by ARB Media Productions for The Astronomy and Nature Centre Video Rating: 4 / 5 A guide to the Skywatcher Skyliner. The Skyliner range of Dobsonian reflectors offer portability, quick setup, and ease of use. Available at: www.pulsar-optical.co.uk www.pulsar-optical.co.uk Presented by Robert J Dalby Produced by The Astronomy and […]

April 11, 2012 | 13 Comments More
Astronomy Now's guide to solar observing 4 - Aligning your telescope.m4v

Astronomy Now’s guide to solar observing 4 – Aligning your telescope.m4v

Aligning your solar telescope safely with the Sun is easier said than done. Nick talks you through setting up your telescope mount and different ways to find the Sun. REMEMBER! NEVER EVER look directly at the Sun, with your naked eye or through a telescope, as this will cause immediate and permanent blindness! Beautiful orrery(solar […]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Astronomy Now's guide to solar observing 1 - Introduction to solar telescopes.m4v

Astronomy Now’s guide to solar observing 1 – Introduction to solar telescopes.m4v

In part 1 of our guide to solar observing, Astronomy Now’s equipment consultant Nick Howes introduces the range of solar telescopes on offer. REMEMBER! NEVER EVER look directly at the Sun, with your naked eye or through a telescope, as this will cause immediate and permanent blindness!

February 23, 2012 | 5 Comments More